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Guillaume Jacquinot is Inclusion Europe’s new policy officer. Guillaume has been fighting for the improvement of persons with disabilities’ life through his personal involvement in Disabled People’s Organisations as a student. He completed a masters focused on human rights law in France and another one in disability law in Ireland. After his studies, he got...
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  World Autism Awareness Day was yesterday, and on that occasion, our member Fundatia Pentru Voi, together with other organisations in Romania, organised an action called “The Blue Flower”: People with autism gave policy makers the equivalent of their daily income in form of a blue “Forget-me-not” flower, with the demand of increasing the allowance...
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  Inclusion Europe meets with members FDUV and Steg för Steg in the European Parliament What are the policy priorities of Inclusion Europe? How do we get information from our members? And how does the collaboration with Inclusion International work? These were just some of the questions an energetic and highly interested audience asked when Inclusion...
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  The opening of the 17th session of the UN CRPD Committee in Geneva has marked the historical debut of Robert Martin’s tenure as a member of the Committee. Robert, elected in June 2016 at the 10th Conference of States Parties, is the first person with an intellectual disability to be elected to the Committee....
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The registrations for the Europe in Action conference on “Love, life and friendship” are now open! Where and when? The conference will be jointly organised with Inclusion Czech Republic and will take place in Prague from 1 to 3 June 2017 (with associated meetings starting on 31 May). How can I register? To register, please...
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It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing away of Rusi Stanev, a relentless advocate for the right of self-determination. Rusi had fought a long fight for independence after having been placed under guardianship in the year 2000, supported by his lawyer Aneta Genova, the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre and the Bulgarian Helsinki...
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    Mélanie has a dream: To present the weather forecast on TV. Inclusion Europe’s French member Unapei supported the young lady, who has Down’s Syndrome, on her way. The challenge? Having 100.000 people like her facebook page, “Mélanie peut le faire” – “Mélanie can do it”. The goal was met within barely six days...
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  “Would the world be a better place if people with low IQs were not allowed to reproduce?” This was the question the dating platform OkCupid had published on their website, as one of the statements allowing to “match” their users. Inclusion Europe’s UK member Mencap had already challenged the platform on this discriminatory and insulting...
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  Approximately 70 people participated at Inclusion Europe’s member AKIM Israel‘s first self-advocates’ conference, which was held at the IBM headquarters. The conference was led by people with intellectual disabilities, with the intention to inspire each other and allow for mutual learning from their respective activities regarding relationships, leadership and the promotion of rights in...
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